Aj's sight reading practice

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Matthew McAllister
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Aj's sight reading practice

Post by Matthew McAllister » Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:18 pm

Hi everyone,

Today we have a little glimpse into Aj's sight reading practice.

Aj is making a great effort to improve his sight reading and heighten his level of concentration whilst also trying to 'see the bigger picture' in music.

Often with younger students there is a temptation to randomly vary tempi and pulse. Aj has been suffering a little from this, especially during the early stages of learning new music and sight reading. We have been working on keeping a very steady tempo and even pulse whilst adding some rubato where appropriate.


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I have many students of varying ages, and standard, I have added a play list to my You Tube channel specifically for my students to take to the screen and enjoy sharing with you their performances.

I hope that you will take the time to have a look and offer considered and positive encouragement to some very talented and committed individuals.

Here is the link to the complete student playlist:

http://uk.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=1E5006D74E7157C9


Hope you enjoy,

Matthew

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Re: Aj's sight reading practice

Post by Vesuvio » Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:15 am

Hello Matthew, Hello AJ,
merula wrote:...Often with younger students there is a temptation to randomly vary tempi and pulse...
I have this, and many other, problems. AJ looks extremely focussed in this video and I am sure he will find that close concentration will help his sight reading,

All the best, V :)
"There are only two things worth aiming for, good music and a clean conscience." Paul Hindemith

eales

Re: Aj's sight reading practice

Post by eales » Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:33 am

Well that was excellent AJ! Good to see you with your eyes firmly on the music - and what a nice sound you have as well - firm and clean.
I look forward to more of your performances, and will check in here more regularly - I missed some postings because my email notification seems not to have been working.

Madaleen

Re: Aj's sight reading practice

Post by Madaleen » Sat May 03, 2008 4:42 pm

:bravo: AJ you are so brave! I have learnt from you!

zero

Re: Aj's sight reading practice

Post by zero » Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:20 pm

quite nice. Seems that he's got potential!

manhattan.music

Re: Aj's sight reading practice

Post by manhattan.music » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:31 am

wow how old is he?

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Re: Aj's sight reading practice

Post by Hans W » Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:04 am

Well done AJ. It takes a lot of concentration to stay on tempo and you did it beautifully. :bravo:

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JoelJ

Re: Aj's sight reading practice

Post by JoelJ » Fri May 08, 2009 3:44 pm

Hope he keeps his interest up, he will be great then. :bravo:

puntific

Re: Aj's sight reading practice

Post by puntific » Sun Jul 12, 2009 3:36 am

Great work AJ! Hey, is that a full sized or 3/4 size guitar? I'm thinking about starting my daughter and she is also young. What sized instruments do most start with as kids?

puntific

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Re: Aj's sight reading practice

Post by rhilapse » Sun Jul 26, 2009 2:21 am

Sight reading - the bane of musician's existence.
(strictly according to me - I'll get there one day!)

Nice work!

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Re: Aj's sight reading practice

Post by Matthew McAllister » Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:31 pm

puntific wrote:Great work AJ! Hey, is that a full sized or 3/4 size guitar? I'm thinking about starting my daughter and she is also young. What sized instruments do most start with as kids?

puntific
Aj is playing a full sized guitar. If your daughter is quite a small girl with small hands then perhaps a 3/4 size guitar for a year or two just to get her started and enjoying playing, then move up to a full size once she has grown a bit.
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Re: Aj's sight reading practice

Post by puntific » Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:42 pm

Thanks,

puntific

Stringshredder

Re: Aj's sight reading practice

Post by Stringshredder » Sat Dec 12, 2009 3:15 pm

Thank you - something for all ages i think.

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Re: Aj's sight reading practice

Post by Tonyyyyy » Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:07 am

Good playing :bravo:

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Re: Aj's sight reading practice

Post by bcuralli24 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:30 am

nice job on the teacher; bringing that young one right along by setting up a successful lesson.

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